New York Jets vs. Houston Texans Prediction: A Bet That Makes an Insufferable Game Tolerable
The New York Jets and the Houston Texans have a couple of things in common. Both of these teams defeated an 8-3 Tennessee Titans team and they’re also both 2-8 on the season.
Of course, both of these teams have also had injuries to their starting quarterbacks this season. Tyrod Taylor returned to the Texans’ starting lineup a couple of weeks ago and has given the offense some life. Meanwhile, the Jets are still waiting on prized draft pick and rookie Zach Wilson to get back into the starting lineup.
At this time, the Jets haven’t named a quarterback against the Texans. We’ll act as if Joe Flacco is still going to be under center for this game.
New York Jets vs Houston Texans Start Time, Where to Watch, and Odds
Date: Sunday, November 28, 2021
Game Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Where To Watch: CBS
New York Jets vs Houston Texans INJURY REPORT
Questionable: QB Zach Wilson (Knee), LB C.J. Mosley (Head), WR Denzel Mims (Finger)
Out: RB Michael Carter (Ankle), T Mekhi Becton (Knee), TE Tyler Kroft (Chest), RB La’Micael Perine (Foot)
Questionable: DL Jonathan Greenard (Foot), DB Cre’Von LeBlanc (Illness)
Out: OL Justin Britt (Knee), OL Marcus Cannon (Back), LB Christian Kirksey (Thumb), OL Laremy Tunsil (Thumb)
New York Jets vs. Houston Texans Prediction
The New York Jets will likely start Joe Flacco on the road against the Houston Texans. For the Jets, last week, Flacco gave them some life, but it wasn’t enough in a 24-17 loss to the Miami Dolphins at home.
The Jets have a terrible offense but there are more concerns with the defense. The defense has allowed teams to gain 428.7 yards per game with nearly 300 yards passing.
The coverage has been a mess along with the rushing defense. Nothing has gone right for the Jets as they’ve now allowed 32 points per game while scoring just 17.8 points per game.
The lone player who was producing for the Jets was Michael Carter and now he’s out due to injury. The two prized rookies between Carter and Wilson will likely be sidelined for a couple more weeks. Things just aren’t getting better for the Jets.
On the other hand, the Texans have seen some progress. The Texans knocked off the Titans last week, 22-13 with terrific defense and offense that moved the ball a little bit behind Tyrod Taylor.
I’ll stand by this. Taylor would be a terrific quarterback on a winning team. If he had the right pieces around him, he could be one of the better quarterbacks in the league. The problem is that he’s always hurt and that’s due to his mobility, which stands out in comparison to most quarterbacks in the league.
He would also need a defense that could hold teams off the board and the Texans haven’t done that either. Houston has allowed 27.1 points per game while giving up over 400 yards of offense per game.
Houston looked elite against the Titans last week but has been awful in coverage and continues to miss many open-field tackles when given the opportunity to go and make a play.
Still, I’ll give the Texans the benefit of the doubt. Houston should be able to score points and clean up on all the Jets mistakes on both ends of the field. Give me the Texans are the short favorite at home.
New York Jets vs Houston Texans Pick